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Suicide Prevention Requires More than Just Heroic Efforts

Last night I read the heartbreaking Facebook entry of a Vermont mother who lost her daughter to suicide five years ago. Her daughter would have been 21 today. She implored anyone suffering from suicidal thoughts to reach out and get help. What happens when someone asks for help? If you ask people what you should [...]

World Suicide Prevention Day: Connect, Communicate, Care

National Suicide Prevention Week is September 5 – 11, 2016, and World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10, 2016. WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY: CONNECT, COMMUNICATE, CARE Saturday, September 10, marks World Suicide Prevention Day, a day to create awareness of the preventable public health crisis of suicide. Every individual in a community can take an [...]

Unusual Partnership Aims to Reduce Suicide in Vermont

By Kyle Midura, WCAX.com MONTPELIER, Vt. -Those who work in the business of guns long enough must come to terms with the possibility that they'll sell a weapon to someone preparing to take their own life with it."I remember the guy, I remember the event, it's something that you don't really let go of. It doesn't [...]

VERMONT GUN SHOP PROJECT – One Year Update

The Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition invites you to a PRESS CONFERENCE that will provide a one-year update on the VERMONT GUN SHOP PROJECT, an ongoing collaboration among the Vermont Department of Mental Health; the Vermont Federation of Sportsman’s Clubs, Inc.; Gun Owners of Vermont; and the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center.

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What is Family Engagement?

The Harvard Family Research Project redefines Family Engagement as the shared responsibility of families, schools, communities (including businesses) to support student learning and success. It is a continuous process for early education to young adulthood that occurs across multiple settings where children learn. It encourages education-community partnerships to “move from random acts of family involvement to effective strategies to promote student success.”